Ubisoft has had a good year, with new titles like The Division 2 taking off alongside thriving older games like For Honor. We don’t know exactly what Ubisoft has in store for E3 — the developers have promised “a couple of surprises”, that may take the form of new games from totally new IPs — but we can expect to see the following games get some time in the limelight during the conference. Roller Champions Roller Champions has leaked out in bits and pieces, and it seems like it might be Ubisoft’s big new E3 announcement. The title sounds similar to Rocket League, but instead of rocket cars, players are competing in the arena of roller derby. While a representative from Ubisoft said the company did not comment on “rumors and speculation,” these leaks look conclusive. Roller Champions would also be a title that could benefit from Ubisoft’s esports infrastructure, and might be their next foray into that market. Watch Dogs Legion Watch … [Read more...] about Ubisoft at E3 2019: What to expect
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It’s 11 PM and I’m waggling my Joy-Cons at my TV, desperately trying to improve the hygiene of my virtual Shiba Inu by brushing its head. I am rubbing the dog so vigorously that, if this were in reality and not the pet simulation game Little Friends: Dogs and Cats, the friction would have set it on fire by now. This is one of a very limited number of ways in which I can interact with my pets, or “Friends” as the game insists on calling them, and it is as tedious a process as it is needlessly lengthy. Little Friends: Dogs and Cats aims to fill the void in the Nintendo Switch‘s library that Nintendogs isn’t occupying. With Nintendo still leaving its bank-rolling DS series on an indefinite hiatus, Imagineer has stepped up to the plate with its own pet simulation game, offering a bunch of cute animals for players to groom, take on walks, and outfit in a variety of ridiculous clothes. However, unlike Nintendogs, Little … [Read more...] about Little Friends: Dogs and Cats Review
There are whispers that Watch Dogs 3 will be set in London. You could call them leaks, but the most substantial evidence exists in Watch Dogs 2 itself, which was updated two years ago to include coordinates to Brixton in its ending. Given that the game has already been the platform for one surreptitious Ubisoft announcement, there’s no reason to doubt DedSec’s information a second time. As such, we’ve had a big ol’ think about exactly what a shift from the capital of tech to the capital of the UK might mean for the hack ‘n’ dash series. Phish out of water It’s easy to see why Ubisoft Montreal dropped Aiden Pearce for Watch Dogs’ second go around – Chicago’s growliest psychopath proved divisive, his grimdark revenge motive failed to connect with enough players, and that relentless self-obsession just didn’t suit the communal, hacktivist themes of the sequel. But the developer is likely to stick with his successor, Marcus … [Read more...] about Four reasons Watch Dogs 3 would be at home in London
The best season of the year is ahead of us: Spider-Man PS4 launches his webs on September 7, Lara follows with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Then comes FIFA 19, Battlefield 5, Black Ops 4, Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2 - it’s going to be a hot fall, so we've gone on a quest to find the best 4K HDR TV possible for your budget. Ask a seasoned gamer what TV you should buy and the answer pretty much always is: OLED. Buy an LG OLED if you have the budget. It’s going to transform the way you experience movies, Netflix and gaming. OLED technology produces the best black levels possible which means black really is black. Picture a scene where you are deep underwater and the surrounding area is completely dark. There is no natural light coming from the moon, you are so deep in the ocean, the only light source is your flashlight. If you play on an older LCD panel, the black surrounding you won’t be black. It will have a touch of grey … [Read more...] about What is the best LG 4K TV for gaming? And should you buy OLED?
PS5 is happening… but reports that Sony's next generation console may launch as soon as 2018 (via semiaccurate.com) seem unlikely given a recent flurry of updates. Sony Interactive Entertainment's CEO John Kodera admitted that PS4 was entering 'the final phase of its life cycle' at the company's investor relations day on May 22nd, but claimed that the PlayStation brand's 'next big leap' won't happen until March 2021. It's entirely possible that the brand's big leap isn't PlayStation 5, but the evidence is stacking up.Sony's new console was the subject of some after-hours chatter at the Games Developers Conference (GDC 2018) in San Francisco during March 2018. "We need to talk about PlayStation 5", joked one industry figure we know (perhaps not that jokingly, in hindsight), before the recent round of leaks and rumours. In the last few months, we've had PS5 processor rumours via SemiAccurate (a $1000 premium tech news site, which has a surprisingly solid track record), and insight … [Read more...] about Sony PS5: What tech will power the next PlayStation? And when will it release?